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The 2014 John Deere Gator XUV 825i is one of many Gator models with new features to improve the utility experience.
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According to a recent company news release, the 2014 John Deere Gator line-up features several updates, based on customer feedback and market research, to enhance the quality and improve the utility experience in the field, on the trails or around the jobsite.
Operator Side Retention (OSR) is now standard on all Operator Protective Structure (OPS) equipped Gator utility vehicles. A net OSR is part of the base configuration for HPX, XUV heavy-duty, and mid-duty models, however, stylized poly doors can be ordered in lieu of nets for certain models. The new updates also feature a new Warn ProVantage 3,500 or 4,500 lb. winch increases pulling capacity up to 1,500 additional pounds over previous models to provide ample power for tough jobs.
Heavy-duty XUVs (625i, 825i, 855D) now include a digital display monitor which contains a glow plug indicator light, a flashing water temperature icon, and a power steering indicator, making switches easily visible at night. Ag management system integration kits are also available for heavy-duty models, allowing operators to mount a StarFire receiver and GS display to the Gator.
The mid-duty line of XUVs (550, 550S4) boast an improved braking system that delivers 26% reduction in brake pedal effort, to simplify the braking process.
David Gigandet, John Deere marketing manager, Gator utility vehicles, said about the new features in the release, "The growth of the John Deere utility vehicle portfolio allows us to collect customer feedback from trails, farms, jobsites, and other applications where the Gators are used. Understanding what our customers need and want allows us to build a better utility vehicle year after year."
The 2014 John Deere Gator product updates are designed to make the utility vehicle experience, safer, more comfortable, and more effective regardless of where the vehicles are being operated.